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College Students Expenses
By Anne Jones
Going to a top college can be hard because it is really costly. A student and his family must be prepared by all means to keep this commitment to further a student's education. So awareness of how much your college education would be is critical because it is not limited to tuition fees. There can be more expenses to be expected when a student goes to college.
Let us look at the general list of what a student pays in college.
First would be tuition fee. Tuition fees can be at the range of $6000 - $25,000 for a four year course. Take note that public colleges have smaller tuition fees than private colleges. So look to this as an option.
Second would be living in colleges. A student in college
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Everyone knows college is expensive. But just what exactly makes going to college so costly?
When thinking about -- and planning for -- college costs, it can be helpful to break up your college life into different categories. Remember, too, that even if you have financial aid to cover some of your college costs, everything still should be listed and accounted for when planning your budget.
Academic Costs. Academic costs may be some of your larger expenses during your time in school. Common academic costs include: * Tuition * Fees * Books * Computer, printer, paper, printer cartridges * Software * Jump drive * Highlighters, pens, notebooks, post-its * E-reader (if used at your school) * Costs of attending events required for a class (e.g., museum exhibits) * Time management system (e.g., app for phone, paper calendar)
Living Costs. Living expenses are the things you'll need to live your non-academic life in college: * Housing * Food * Clothes * Utilities (gas, electricity, phone, cable, internet, water, sewer, trash) * Parking and/or commuting costs * Personal care products (shampoo, conditioner, soap, razors, deodorant, laundry soap, lotion) * Seasonal items (suntan lotion in summer, lip balm in winter) * Vanity items (make-up, haircuts, hair

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